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Basics: Make text larger

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Change the size of text and images

Zoom increases or decreases the size of everything on a webpage, including text and images. To change or reset the amount a webpage is zoomed in or out, use these keyboard shortcuts:

  • Zoom in: Ctrl + plus sign

  • Zoom out: Ctrl + minus sign

  • Reset page size to 100%: Ctrl+0 (zero)

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    For the reset shortcut, use the zero from the numbers at the top of your keyboard. The zero on the numeric keypad may not work as expected for this shortcut.

Change the size of text only

To change the size of text on a webpage, without changing the size of the images, adjust the browser settings. The following instructions describe how to change the text size in some popular web browsers.

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Changing the text size may cause some webpages to render incorrectly in your browser.

Internet Explorer 10 and 11

On Windows 8

  1. On the Start screen, click or tap the Internet Explorer tile.

  2. Swipe up from the bottom or right-click in a blank area of the web page to bring up the app bar.

    You’ll see the app bar for Internet Explorer 10.

    The app bar in Internet Explorer 10
  3. Tap or click the wrench icon and select View in the desktop.

  4. Press the Alt key to display the menu bar.

  5. Tap or click View, and then tap or point to Text size.

  6. Choose the text size that you want to see.

    To return the text to the original size, tap or click Medium.

On Windows 7

  1. Right-click an empty part of the browser header, such as above the address box.

  2. On the menu, choose Command bar.

  3. On the Command bar, click Page, point to Text size, and then choose the size you want.

    To revert to the standard text size, choose Medium.

Internet Explorer 9

  1. Make sure you can see the command bar. If you can’t see it, place your mouse pointer in the blank area to the right of the tabs, right-click, and then choose Command bar.

  2. On the command bar, click Page, and then click Text Size.

    The Command bar in Internet Explorer 9
  3. Choose the text size that you want to see.

    To return the text to the original size, click Medium.

Internet Explorer 8

  1. Click Page at the top of the browser window, and then click Text Size.

  2. Choose the text size that you want to see.

    To return the text to the original size, click Medium.

Firefox

  1. If you can't see the menu bar, right-click a blank area near the browser tabs, and then choose Menu Bar.

  2. On the Menu Bar, click View, and then point to Zoom.

    Choose Zoom Text Only.

  3. On the Zoom menu, choose Zoom In or Zoom Out.

    To return the text to the original size, click Reset.

Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu icon The Chrome menu button for adjusting settings. in the upper-right corner of the browser window, and then click Settings.

  2. On the Settings page, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Show advanced settings. Then, scroll down to the Web Content section.

  3. In the Font size list, choose the text size you want to see.

    To return the text to the original size, click Medium.

Safari

  1. Click the page icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window, and then point to Zoom.

  2. In the Zoom menu, select Zoom Text Only and then click Zoom In or Zoom Out.

    To return the text to the original size, click Actual Size.

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